Category: Maintenance Excellence

Why Consider Drone Based Inspections of Your Hard to Reach locations

Why consider Drone Based Inspections Drone-based inspections offer a wide range of functions that take advantage of the mobility of the drone… These tests can help identify defects and reduce the rate of failures, without putting operators and techs in harms way. What are the Benefits of Drone-Based Inspections? Drone-based inspections provide a cost-effective, safe […]
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The Maintenance Geek has been asked to speak at EASTEC in May…

May 16-18, 2017 | Eastern States  Exposition, West Springfield, Massachusetts I was pleased to find out that I have been accepted to speak at EASTEC. Here is the letter I received: Dear Robert: On behalf of SME, thank you for submitting an abstract for EASTEC 2017.  We are pleased to inform you that your abstract, […]
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5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is available

Are your best maintenance professionals ready to retire?  Do your younger people need to work smarter not harder? In General, breakdowns are 5 to 10 times more expensive that preventing it in the first place.   My new book 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is out and available on Amazon.com   http://amzn.to/2c78hia If you want […]
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Putting Together the 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization

Are your best maintenance professionals ready to retire?  Do your younger people need to work smarter not harder? In General, breakdowns are 5 to 10 times more expensive that preventing it in the first place. My new book 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is coming out next week.   Here are some highlights […]
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Step 5 of the 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization

Are your best maintenance professionals ready to retire?  Do your younger people need to work smarter not harder? In General breakdowns are 5 to 10 times more expensive that preventing it in the first place.   My new book 5 Steps to a World Class Maintenance Organization is in final proof Here are some highlights […]
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Step 4 of the 5 steps to a world class maintenance organization.

Step 1:  Rank your Equipment and collect some simple data. Step 2: Control your critical spare parts. Step 3 Stop Wasted PMs Step 4 Focused Improvement Events   Set up an event with one of your most critical pieces of equipment.  Who should be the Players in your focused improvement event?  Maintenance Personnel , Operations Management,  Operators, […]
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Step 3 of the 5 steps in Developing a World Class Maintenance Organization

Step 1:  Rank your Equipment and collect some simple data. Step 2: Control your critical spare parts. Step 3 Stop Wasted PMs Typically 50% of PM’s are wasted. An example would be doing a PM in an electrical panel, the goal is to tighten the 100 or so connections, typically 1 or 2 will need […]
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Step 2 in Developing a World Class Maintenance Organization

Step 1:  Rank your Equipment and collect some simple data. Step 2: Control your critical spare parts.       Use these questions to decide what is critical.   Is the item obsolete or likely to be obsolete in 6 months? Can you use something else that you have in stock as a substitute? Can […]
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What are the 6 steps to optimize your compressed air system?

  Compressed air leaks, and inefficient blow offs can waste thousands of dollars of electricity each year. This affects your companies production costs and bottom line.     What are the 6 steps to optimize your compressed air system? Determine the main compressed air users in your facility Find and fix the air leaks with […]
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Step “One” in Developing a World Class Maintenance Organization

  Step One: It’s the same for big companies or smaller ones, you need to figure out where you are and what your up against. If you have only one maintenance professional that does the facility and all the equipment but only when it breaks down the issues are the same. You must start with […]
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